Middlebury

October 8, 2001

Contact: Sarah Ray
802-443-5794
sray@middlebury.edu
Posted: October 8, 2001

MIDDLEBURY, VT - The women's and gender studies program at Middlebury College will host two prominent leaders and chroniclers of the women's movement during the month of October.

On Oct. 15, Susan Brownmiller will discuss "A History of the Women's Liberation Movement." Brownmiller is the author of "Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape," named one of the most notable books of the 20th century by The New York Times. Her most recent book is titled "In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution."

On Oct. 30, Betty Friedan, one of the world's leading women's rights advocates, will discuss her recently published autobiography "Life so Far." Her book, "The Feminine Mystique," set off shock waves around the country when it was first published in 1963. Since then, she has authored several additional books including, "The Fountain of Age" and "Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family."

Both events are free and will take place at 4:15 p.m. Brownmiller will speak in Room 220 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125). Friedan will speak in Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center on College Street (Route 125). The events are co-sponsored by the College's office of institutional diversity and Feminist Action of Middlebury. For more information, contact Deborah Grant of the Middlebury College women's and gender studies program at 802-443-5937.

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